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Last Week to Board the Airship of Fools!

Posted in Steampunk with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Kullervo

Reminder! It’s the last week to back Scott Taylor’s and David R. Deitrick’s The Airship of Fools: The Gun Kingdoms Volume II. The rewards are sweet! Don’t miss the opportunity! Go to Kickstarter now and get in while the gettin’s good!

If you’re an old-school gamer who is science fictionally inclined, you should certainly recognize David R. Deitrick’s cover and interior work from Traveller, Space: 1889, Battletech, FASA’s Star Trek and Doctor Who rpgs, a bunch of FGU games (Year of the Phoenix &c.), the original Car Wars microgame (and a bunch of other Metagaming microgames), and a crapton of other wargame and roleplaying game stuff.

The Airship of Fools: The Gun Kingdoms Volume II

Posted in Steampunk with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 29, 2013 by Kullervo


Check out the Kickstarter campaign to fund Scott Taylor’s new fantasy/steampunk novel, The Airship of Fools:

In 2012, David Deitrick and I started a journey together into the realms of the Gun Kingdoms. That first volume was on the beginning, and now we are asking backers here on Kickstarter to give us another chance to continue our tale.

The Gun Kingdoms is a chaotic time tucked inside the 13th Age of the Nameless Realms where elementally devoid Samaya rule feudal nations that via for power amid a world where their former masters, the Enlightened have been hunted to the brink of extinction.

Our series revolves around Captain Kaleb Cross, freebooter and rogue captain of an experimental vessel left over from the great war between the Samaya and the Enlightened. His crew are his family, and among this rag-tag band of adventures is Skylla, a half-Enlightened slave who has worked her way up to being Kaleb’s second in command.

After our first volume, David and I knew what was next, and this painting became our inspiration. ‘The Consultant’ as it is called, shows our intrepid hero, Kaleb, ready for action as an airship drifts behind him. What better way to show fantastic steampunk action than with airships, and a pulp adventure that follows a crew in search of legendary craft and the treasures they hold.

The top-level backer’s reward is pretty sweet: you can get the original David R. Deitrick painting that inspired the novel! But if that’s too rich for your blood, there are also levels that give you a new original sketch from the book, or a print of the painting. And of course, you can get the novel…